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Great if 80 hour weeks are your thing

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Oakland, CA

I worked at Pandora

Pros

- I love the product.
- It is easy to be proud of the company you work for.
- Your work has meaning and impacts the joy of hundreds of thousands of listeners.

Cons

- No support from management. I went to my manager on two seperate occassions letting him know my concerns about the hours, and how a lot of hours were wasted redoing work. He told me to suck it up and try to be more like the other guy (who had no problem doing 9am-2am days several times a week).
- Long hours - 60-70 hour weeks are average, 70+ in crunchtime.
- Pay is crummy - salary sounds ok on paper, until you realize they pay you on a 40 hour/week scale, but expect you to do at least 60-70 hours per week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees don't leave companies - they leave managers.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    great company, great product, enginnering a rat race

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pandora full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    coolest product ever. Grerat working conditions, flex time, sick time, snacks.

    Cons

    engineering management ruthless and dehumanizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Disjointed company culture with no serious career prospects for non-engineers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pandora full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Working for a company which makes such an amazing consumer product loved by everyone
    - Some cool/smart people

    Cons

    - Struggling with growth and feels understaffed in certain departments
    - Compensation and benefits pale in comparison to other bay area tech companies
    - No career trajectory in certain departments and promotions aren't always based on performance
    - Quality of leadership is inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the number of unhappy employees and take the exit interviews seriously. There's a reason individuals can feel frustrated/unsettled/overwhelmed/underappreciated and that feedback should be considered so as to help correct the current culture course, cultivate loyalty, and continue building a sense of community among employees. Also consider making the interviews much more rigorous to ensure you're bringing in the best talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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